Congratulations to Williams for fulfilling a lifelong dream of making it to the NBA and, more important, for getting his life back in order.
TIM CHAPMAN, Bellingham, Wash.
In listing some of the greatest college basketball comeback victories (INSIDE COLLEGE BASKETBALL, Feb. 22.), how could you forget Massachusetts's win over West Virginia in the 1994-95 season in which the Minutemen were trailing by 18 points with 4:48 left?
DAN SIBOR, Hingham, Mass.
You omitted George Mason's incredible 96-95 comeback victory over St. Francis of Pennsylvania on Dec. 20, 1996. The Patriots overcame a 29-point deficit with just under 12 minutes to play. Guard Nate Langley scored 22 points in the last 8:34.
PAUL AXE, Springfield, Va.
Dismay and Disgust
Award a gold medal to Rick Reilly for his piece on the leadership of the IOC (THE LIFE OF REILLY, Feb. 22). President Samagift should send his shotguns, first-class air tickets and smoking jackets to the Olympic hall of shame. Sponsors should demand that IOC leadership step down.
SCOTT CHAMBERS, Solana Beach, Calif.
Right on, Rick! No more corporate bucks until SamaRat is gone!
DAVID BRENNAN, West Springfield, Mass.
Considering the ties his employer has to the IOC, it took guts for Reilly to call the dead fish a dead fish. Thanks for speaking for those of us who have resolved to ignore Olympic broadcasts and refuse to buy any more of those articles bearing the colorful rings.
JOHN H. WHITE, Greenwood, S.C.
Regarding Don Logan's response to Reilly where he says "and do whatever else may be necessary to restore the integrity of the Olympics": The integrity of the Games doesn't need to be restored, because it hasn't been tainted. No one should confuse the past and future achievements of a Bonnie Blair or a Michael Johnson with the corrupt, arrogant ways of an incompetent bureaucracy. Juan Antonio Samaranch needs to be called Your Excellency because he knows that when all eyes are on Michelle Kwan at Salt Lake City, he doesn't matter at all.
Time for Us to Check Out of the Olympics! Talk about throwing the baby out with the bath water. Do not be a quitter and turn your back on the problem. Instead, turn around, confront it and see how you can make the Games better.
MICHAEL SAWYER, Northfield, Ill.
As both a longtime SI subscriber and a NASCAR fan, I was less than pleased with Steve Rushin's sarcastic article about the Daytona 500 (SI VIEW, Feb. 22). If Rushin doesn't like auto racing, have him cover something more sedate such as a dog show or maybe a horseshoes tournament. Loud noise seems to bring out the worst in him. I hope he'll stay away from future races.
MARTY LITTLE, Plantation, Fla.
The only true statement by Rushin was in Paragraph 1 when he said he knew very little about auto racing. He spent an entire page proving it.
JACK M. MILLS, Columbia, S.C.